Business vs Ministry

The business leader leads from above. The ministry leader is a servant leader, he leads from below. The business leader’s objective is to create confident, bold, self-sufficient leaders. The ministry leader’s objective is to encourage humble, Christ-dependant, followers of the Lord.  He must share his life, sins, fears and weaknesses with those he shepherds so they can learn how to lead in weakness. The business man must hide his sins, fears, and weakness so his people can learn how to fearlessly, boldly lead.

“But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong. ” – 1 Corinthians 1:27

“So the last will be first, and the first last.” – Matthew 20:16

Things are different in the Kingdom of God. They should therefore appear different.

(From here)